I was laughing with my sister this weekend about how it was just Halloween last week and now there are Santas and snowmen everywhere you look! The time between Halloween and Thanksgiving sometimes feels like a long pause leading up to the Christmas rush. I think fall, and Thanksgiving especially, deserves to be honored and not just swept over while waiting for Santa. So, here’s an easy DIY to dress up any fall supper. This would be great to pretty up a Thanksgiving table if you are hosting guests this year (or a thoughtful offer to bring if you are NOT the host). Even better, these can be made from scraps just hanging around, so they are thrifty AND easy. (Please tell me I’m not the only one with a huge scrap stash!)
Materials: fabric scraps in fall colors, pinking shears, green or brown pipe cleaners, scraps of card stock and ribbon, scissors, hot glue gun, nice pen
Fold over a scrap piece of fabric and use the pinking shears to freehand cut a pointed oval leaf shape. You will end up with 2 pieces the same size and shape per cut, these will be the front and back of each leaf.
Fire up the old glue gun. Carefully run a line of hot glue down the middle of one of the fabric leaves and press the pipe cleaner into the glue.
Repeat with the other fabric scrap leaf and carefully press together,
After making a few (three really is a magic number), stack them together and tie with a little ribbon and piece of card stock with the guest’s name.
Ta dah! A lovely fall place card full of fun texture and details for NO money (assuming you’re a stash hoarder like me).
While you’re at it, make a couple more of the fun fabric leaves and next week I’ll show you how to make a super easy but totally chic centerpiece to coordinate with these place cards! Viva la Fall!